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Old January 27, 2012, 09:08 AM
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Default Zotac GeForce GTX 560 OC 860MHZ 1GB $159 (after IMR) worth it?

I saw this card on NCIX and I am wondering if I could SLI it with my EVEGA GTX 570, I don't hear people talking about Zotac often so are they generally good or bad? Anyways, you can see my setup on under my signature, so please tell me what you guys think.
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Old January 27, 2012, 09:16 AM
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SLI only works with 2 cards with the same GPU. So 2x 570's or 2x 560's. They can't mix and match.

As for Zotac, I've had a few of their cards. Lifetime warranty, or were the last time I checked, and the one time I had to RMA a card it went smoothly. Their RMA depot is in Richmond, BC.
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Old January 27, 2012, 09:19 AM
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SLI only works with 2 cards with the same GPU. So 2x 570's or 2x 560's. They can't mix and match.

As for Zotac, I've had a few of their cards. Lifetime warranty, or were the last time I checked, and the one time I had to RMA a card it went smoothly. Their RMA depot is in Richmond, BC.
Are they honestly that different, and will I then benefit in anyway from adding one of those into my system?
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Old January 27, 2012, 09:42 AM
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Are they honestly that different, and will I then benefit in anyway from adding one of those into my system?
There is no benifit beyond the performance boost you get.
However when it comes to the customer service side of things that is very important for a lot of us.
There have been horror stories in the past with many companies, its always good to know that if something goes wrong the company is painless to deal with.

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Old January 27, 2012, 09:48 AM
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There is no benifit beyond the performance boost you get.
However when it comes to the customer service side of things that is very important for a lot of us.
There have been horror stories in the past with many companies, its always good to know that if something goes wrong the company is painless to deal with.

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I know I get a peformance boost... what I am trying to say is since he just told me that I can't SLI them, what else could I use that second GPU for (dedicated physx card)?
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Old January 27, 2012, 09:54 AM
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Oh okay, sorry mis-understood you.

Don't bother with it then, thats too high of a card to waste on a Dedicated PhysX card.

If you want, get two and sell the 570. You'll get a good performance gain.

Otherwise save your money and wait for kepler.

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